SOUTH FORSYTH — An 18-year-old man suffered injuries to his leg after it was run over by his older brother as he reportedly fled the scene of a domestic argument.
According to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office report, Robert E Lee Stinnett, 39, tried to drive away after an argument with his father Dec. 4 at a home on Winding Lane.
As he began to leave, his younger brother tried taking away his keys.
Stinnett managed to leave in his 2000 Ford F250 pickup truck. In the process, he reportedly ran over his brother’s right leg.
When sheriff’s deputies arrived, the brother was holding a three- to four-inch laceration on his leg and was taken to Northside Hospital-Forsyth for treatment.
There were drag marks and about 20 feet of disturbed gravel found in the yard from what appeared to be a truck pulling away at a high rate of speed.
Deputies found Stinnett at a nearby McDonald’s, where the incident report said he stated he was planning on staying for the night.
He first advised deputies he did not hit his brother before saying he didn’t know if he had hit him. He eventually reportedly said he didn’t mean to hit him.
As of Friday afternoon, Stinnett remained in the Forsyth County Jail on a $2,310 bond for one count each of reckless driving and hit and run.